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Parks & Rec offers free First Day hikes

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with America’s State Parks to offer free guided hikes on Jan. 1 at Milo McIver and other state parks. The usual $5 day-use parking fee will be waived on Jan. 1 only. The hike at Milo McIver will begin at 10 a.m. at the lower boat launch parking lot in the Riverbend day-use area. It will be a moderate two-mile hike on the Maple Ridge Trail and will feature discussion of various wild edibles found within the park.

For more information, contact 503-887-3160.

County seeks reports of storm damages

Clackamas County Emergency Management is collecting preliminary data regarding damage to individual and business property related to the Dec. 7-9 storms. This includes damage from flooding, rain and landslides and mudslides.

Damage to individual property must be to a primary residence and not be covered by a homeowner’s insurance policy.

When reporting such damages, residents should not include secondary homes, recreational homes, detached garages or storage buildings, as they are not eligible for disaster assistance of any kind.

This initial assessment is not a guarantee that financial assistance will be available. Damages must be reported by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28.

Forms are available at www.clackamas.us/emergency/. For further information, contact Clackamas County Emergency Management at 503-655-8378.

Prescription program offered in Clackamas

Clackamas County residents are eligible for a free program organized by the National Association of Counties that provides discounts on prescription drugs. Potentially anyone may participate, but the program’s main aim is to help uninsured or underinsured residents. If a resident has health insurance, they can use the program if it offers a greater discount than they would receive otherwise.

To use this Prescription Discount Program, sign up online at www.nacorx.org/ or call 877-321-2652.

For more information, visit www.clackamas.us/livehealthy.

Clackamas County offers parking discount

During December, Clackamas County is offering a $5 discount on annual parking passes for county parks. Parks and facilities that require fees for parking include Barton Park, Boones Ferry Marina, Carver Boat Ramp, Eagle Fern Park, Feyrer Park, Hebb Park and Metzler Park.

The regular price for a 12-month pass is typically $25. To purchase a parking pass, call Clackamas County Parks at 503-742-4414, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan open for comment

The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is a statewide policy plan that serves as an element of the state’s transportation plan, covering all modes of transportation in the state of Oregon. The plan supports strategies and programs that can help create an effective transportation system for Oregon.

View the plan and comment through Feb. 18 at www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TD/TP/pages/bikepedplan.aspx.